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Ōkubo Toshimichi
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Kanji 大久保 利通
Age 47
Birth September 26, 1830
Gender Male
Additional Information
Occupation Satsuma Ishin Shishi leader
Chief of the Department of Internal Affairs
Affiliation Ishin Shishi
Meiji Government
Story Facts
Manga Debut Act 54
Anime Debut Episode 30
Seiyu Yoshisada Sakiguchi
Voice Actor Doug Stone (Bang Zoom)
Michael Forest (Sony)

Ōkubo Toshimichi (大久保 利通) was a legendary Ishin Shishi leader and samurai from Satsuma who became a major official in the Meiji Government after the end of the bakumatsu, taking the seat of Chief of the Department of Internal Affairs. On May 14th of 1878, Ōkubo was murdered by the Juppongatana's Seta Sōjirō after enlisting the help of Himura Kenshin against the Juppongatana's leader, Shishio Makoto.

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Sojiro assassinates Okubo.

In history, Ōkubo was one of the five Ishin Shishi - Men of Spirit and the last of the three to have the highest honors in the government. He outlived Katsura Kogorō and Saigō Takamori. He was a leader of the Satsuma clan, who supported the restoration of imperial power. He was responsible for the suppression of the Satsuma rebellion in 1877, led by Ōkubo's university friend, Saigō Takamori. In Rurouni Kenshin, Ōkubo appears to Kenshin for help in the Shishio Makoto crisis. In real life, Ōkubo was murdered by six discontented clansmen on his way to Tokyo on May 14, 1878. In the Rurouni Kenshin series, Seta Sōjirō murders him and the clansmen take responsibility.

He will be played by Kazufumi Miyazawa in the live-action sequel for the film.

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